Musings and Snapshots

Musings and Snapshots of March

31st March 2017

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1. On my desk 2. Barefoot Cafe, Oxford 3. A newly painted discovery 4. London mornings 5. Exploring Shoreditch 6. Always looking for cute bikes 7. Shabby chic 8. Found on my camera roll 9. Spring blooms

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1. Columbia Road flower market 2. Keeping things simple 3. Barefoot Cafe, Oxford 4. Swimming essentials 5. Enjoying the blossom 6. Office supplies 7. Pink and peach 8. Labour and Wait 9. Spring tulips

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MINDFULNESS, SPRING BLOOMS AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS

With pink blossom, the clock change and a new season, March was an exciting month. I love this time of year and so I’ve been embracing the fresh air and beautiful blooms.

My motivation this month was to work towards my goals. But with so much noise and activity it’s been tricky to remain focused. I always remind myself to stick to my own path, even if my ego wants to say yes to every opportunity that lands in my inbox!

I’ve been continuing to meet local freelancers. It’s been beneficial to connect with people who understand the ups and downs of being self-employed. Not to mention having a few friends to enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake with. I’m forever grateful for the relationships I’ve built online, but nothing beats chatting to people in the real world.

I’m currently on week three of the mindfulness meditation programme created by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. I’d spent two years using the Headspace app and I think it had become too familiar. It has certainly been interesting to try a few new techniques. I can thoroughly recommend the book to anyone wishing to find a little peace in this busy world.

And finally, I’ve written about how to overcome the creative block in the latest edition of Breathe. I hope you had a wonderful month and I’ll see you over on Instagram.

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MARCH ON CANDY POP

5 things to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed
Questions to help you improve your blog’s user experience
5 quick and easy tips to a stronger online identity

MARCH ELSEWHERE

What if all I want is a mediocre life?
20 beliefs you will gradually let go of over the next 20 years
The moment you’ve been waiting for
Blogging tips
Finding your right people online, with Tara Swiger

APRIL GOALS

Take an Easter break
Start each day with a walk
Continue the mindfulness meditation programme
More books, less scrolling

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24 Comments

  • Reply Lucy 31st March 2017 at 8:17 am

    Your blog makes me feel calm every time I read it. What a lovely month X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 8:21 am

      Thank you so much. I hope you had a lovely month!

  • Reply fashionforlunch 31st March 2017 at 9:06 am

    So so many beautiful pics! I’m such a fan of your account! You find the most beautiful moments

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 9:29 am

      Thank you, Kirsty. I’m a fan of your photography too!

  • Reply kathryn 31st March 2017 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful photos as ever and I love that you fill your time in the ‘real world’ as much as you do in the online world. I’m excited about April because I’m meeting up with you!!! xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Kat. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • Reply Lazy Daisy Jones 31st March 2017 at 9:45 am

    What a wonderful month March was for you! Here’s hoping April is awesome too! Xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks, Ashley. Happy new month to you too!

  • Reply Sue 31st March 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I’m loving this post and particularly those links at the bottom- the nosidebar post and the blogging tips ones are both ace!! Thanks darling xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 5:13 pm

      You’re welcome. There’s so much great stuff in the blogosphere right now!

  • Reply Aleksandra 31st March 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Spring being finally back is the best gift March could have had for us 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 5:13 pm

      It sure was! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  • Reply Victoria 31st March 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I do so love Fridays when one of your blog posts pops up and it gives me pause to think about what I have and want to achieve throughout the months.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st March 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks, Victoria. I’m so pleased to hear you enjoy my posts. I hope you have a great weekend.

  • Reply Fritha Quinn (@Tigerlillyquinn) 31st March 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Nothing beats chatting to people IRL does it? I think we can forget that when we’re chatting away online! Lovely post and pics xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd April 2017 at 11:23 am

      So true. I think I’d become lazy, so getting out of my comfort zone and meeting new people has been great. I hope you have a lovely week.

  • Reply Azanah Khadduri 2nd April 2017 at 5:08 am

    Beautiful photos, and I love all your April goals.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd April 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day.

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard 3rd April 2017 at 10:38 am

    Gorgeous pictures as always. Thanks for sharing that link about leading a mediocre life. This is exactly what I needed to read as I’ve been feeling very inadequate recently! Good luck with your April goals!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd April 2017 at 11:27 am

      Thank you, Stacy. It’s a great post, isn’t it? Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling inadequate. I always find taking a little time offline helps if I’m feeling this way. I hope you have a great week.

  • Reply kate 3rd April 2017 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful roundup and imagery hun. Loving all the links too – great to see what you’ve been reading up on this month! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd April 2017 at 11:28 am

      Thanks so much, Kate. I hope you have a lovely week.

  • Reply Carole King 3rd April 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Such a beautiful colour palette as always. Always love your photo’s. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th April 2017 at 11:03 am

      Thank you so much!

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